Additive Manufacturing Solutions Company Honored as one of New Mexico’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies

Albuquerque, New Mexico June 18, 2008: Optomec announced today that it was named one of the New Mexico Technology Flying 40 top companies for 2007. The sponsors of the Flying 40-Technology Ventures Corporation, KPMG, New Mexico Bank and Trust, and the Albuquerque Journal’s Business Outlook, annually award top performing companies based on revenue growth. The Flying 40, companies together increased revenues from 2006 by nearly $50 million, for a combined revenue of $771 million. Optomec VP/CTO, Dave Keicher states “It is an honor to be recognized for our continued growth, and we are proud to be part of this distinguished group of growing technology companies.”

Optomec is the world-leading provider of additive manufacturing systems for high-performance applications in the Printable Electronics, Photovoltaic, Biomedical, and Aerospace & Defense markets. Optomec’s commercial LENS and M3D systems use proprietary additive manufacturing technologies to deliver cost-effective solutions for functional prototype development, full production, and repair of a wide range of end-products. Optomec has more than 60 end-users in 10 countries and growing.

Optomec’s M³D Aerosol Jet Deposition System is a breakthrough printable electronics solution that produces much finer feature sizes than traditional screen printing and ink-jetting processes. The narrower, high integrity collector lines have higher conductivity and a lower shadowing effect thereby increasing photovoltaic cell efficiency. The M³D system utilizes an innovative aerodynamic focusing technology that prints electronic and physical structures with feature sizes down to 5 microns. Recently, Optomec announced their partnership with a German manufacturing company, Manz Automation, who will integrate Optomec’s patented M³D Aerosol Jet deposition system into their back-end solar cell manufacturing lines to allow contact free deposition of metal collector lines.

Optomec’s LENS systems are used for the fabrication and repair of high value metal components from aircraft engine parts to medical implants. LENS technology uses energy from a high-power fiber laser to build up structures one layer at a time directly from powdered metals. The resulting fully functional three-dimensional components have mechanical properties that can be equivalent or even superior to wrought materials. LENS systems are installed today around the world and are being used for a wide range of additive manufacturing applications.

The company’s 24,000-square-foot headquarters is located in Albuquerque, NM with sales and technical affiliates located worldwide. Optomec is dedicated to continued innovation and process development by providing unique, cost effective solutions and services for industry’s most demanding applications.

LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia Corporation.

M3D is a registered trademark of Optomec, Inc.

Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec, Inc.

Direct Write is a registered trademark of Optomec, Inc.